People aren't sure they like Kawhi Leonard's new sneaker
Kawhi Leonard may have delivered nicely at yesterday's All-Star Game, but his new sneakers are getting less than a standing ovation.
New Balance recently dropped the teaser for the Raptors star's signature New Balance OMNI1s, and the 27-year-old player was spotted wearing them during All-Star weekend.
These Kawhi Leonard basketball shoes are the Kawhi Leonard of basketball shoes pic.twitter.com/BGdnyqej9z— Michael Lee (@MrMichaelLee) February 18, 2019
While the shoe itself is pretty understated—not unlike the player himself—social media's had some pretty strong reactions.
Kawhi Leonard is out here writing a 11th grade paper on his shoes with the Times New Roman 12 pt. font. pic.twitter.com/8WKE4bNhxS— Bryce Harper, Please Come To The Phillies (@Perriwinkle333) February 15, 2019
Coming in six different colourways, the standout part of the sneaker is definitely Kawhi's name printed on the back in what appears to be a Times New Roman-like font.
Profs are going to LOVE the new Kawhi Leonard shoes pic.twitter.com/XkxFe4c1An— Spotted At Laurier (@SpottedLaurier) February 15, 2019
It's not the most interesting looking detail, but at least it's not in Comic Sans?
For some people, it's the fact that they're New Balances that ruin the shoe. Hard to compete with that Nike-owned Jordan loyalty.
Kawhi Leonard’s new shoes have a raptor fossil on the sole. The man is staying! 😎 pic.twitter.com/vEibXDKEN6— Jay Acevedo (@Darth_Jay) February 16, 2019
For Toronto fans, the fact that there's a Raptor skeleton inside the sole makes the shoe worth it.
Raptors fans I tried to get some insight from Kawhi on how he’s liking it there. Got some good news and bad news for you pic.twitter.com/OH8rFQ2zWP— Robert Littal (@BSO) February 16, 2019
That's comforting, considering Toronto's atrocious weather doesn't seem to be sitting with the L.A.-born player.
I like the Kawhi Leonard shoes.— Jordan Mann (@FCCoachMann) February 15, 2019
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